5 things you didn’t know a photocopier could do
Over the last two decades, photocopiers and printers have become increasingly similar: you can print, copy, scan, and fax from both. However, there are still some significant differences, and some may have a real impact on your business’ time and cost efficiency. This video gives you five of those things.
Here’s the transcript from the video:
Hi! It’s Ed Barnett of Copier Mate here.
In this video, I’m going to share with you 5 things you didn’t know a photocopy could do.
They are: i) stapling and hole punching, ii) making booklets, iii) software integration, iv) reusing your paper, v) and making a cup of tea.
1) Staple and hole punch
You can bolt additional units onto your Toshiba photocopier that allow you to staple and hole punch documents while they’re being printed. This makes complicated jobs easier allowing your staff to get on with doing other things.
For example, one of our customers is an advertising agency. When printing presentations for prospective customers, they would spend hours printing them single-sided, then feeding them back through the machine to print on the other sides, then would collate them and finally staple them, all by hand!
Now they can print high-quality, double-sided, stapled presentations at the click of a button. No fuss. No drama.
2) Make booklets
Another bolt-on to Toshiba photocopiers is the saddle stitch finisher. This allows you to print documents that are centre stapled and then folded to make booklets. One of our customers who uses this to good effect is a security business. They print lots of welcome booklets for new customers.
Providing this feature with a specially perforated paper they use means that they can get the customer’s signature, tear out the Terms and Conditions page, and leave the booklet with them. This has huge benefits for the customer. It allows them to produce professional literature in-house, amend the designs and content at the drop of a hat, and print one booklet at a time, rather than needing to print hundreds externally.
3) Software integration
Toshiba photocopies are intelligent pieces of kit, as they use the e-Bridge operating system. This means you can install software directly onto the control panel of the machine, and this allows you to do a whole host of things.
For example, one of our customers deals with financial claims. They print letters of engagement that need to be posted, signed, and returned. And their CRM system creates unique bar codes that allows them to identify that client by the letter. With the right software, we’ve allowed the customer to process returned paperwork, and for it to automatically find its way into the correct case.
This saves them hours of time scanning, checking, renaming files, and importing electronic documents every single month, and we could do the same for you.
4) Reusing your paper
Imagine all the paper that gets left on your photocopy could be reused instead of just being binned. Well, now it can!
Toshiba have a world’s first in the e-Studio 306 LP. the way it works is that you print, as per any normal photocopier, but that page can be erased when you’re done with it. And then you can reuse that piece a paper twenty times.
It’s a great way to reduce your carbon footprint, so if you’d like to know more get in touch.
5) Making a cup of tea
And of course, no discussion about the labour-saving technology we’ve just discussed would be complete without mentioning the time that *you* now have to make that cup of tea yourself.
Hopefully that that was useful. If you have another question then please visit the website fill in the form “Ask Ed a Question“.
I’m Ed Barnett of Copier Mate, and I’ll see you again soon.